Seafood Boil speaks for both the seasoning blend and the meal. Everything gets cooked in one pot. Shellfish potatoes, corn on the cob are all favorites at the table. Shrimp, crayfish, crabs, lobsters are cooked in water with citrus and spices then served as a communal meal. Often everything is turned out onto newspaper. Family and guests gather around to “peel and eat” the bounty.
The seasoning itself often consists of pickling spice, sea salt, peppercorns and mustard. Some blends add ginger, dill or allspice. These spices are ground and added to the water along with lemons, oranges and vegetables.
Shrimp or crayfish are often served as the main protein at the boil.
This method of cooking is great for entertaining or family get-togethers.